That said I could only search the accessible parts of the cliff and there is a lot of tufaceous habitat high up that one would imagine is ideal, so maybe its just teasing me...im not about to start abseiling as a hobby.
I must admit my bryo identification is quite basic so dont expect a flora for the coastline, however I do have a list of 74 locations where there is tufa forming (ranging from a few cm to many meters) and there are associated byros, like Eucladium and so on. Ill happily send this list, complete with 10 FIG NGRs to anyone that wants it, I think the highlight must be Cwm Bach (SS8965471836) -mainly from the beach up the metal ladder, but I bet you've all been there already.
|The big 'lump' of tufa at Cwm Bach, complete with handy bryo exploring metal ladder for access. Dripping in bryos and worth a look.|
We have also managed to survey in all of the Maidenhair fern (nice and easy for a beginner like me), a short write up in BSBI news will follow.
As for Southbya, I have only to visit Sams sites in Pembs then Ive been around all that Wales has to offer. Tim Blackstock took me out on Abberfraw, Anglesey, now the only dune site in Wales with Southbya.
|another great picture from my camera phone, but this is Southbya struggling for open space on its last dune habitat in Abberfraw (North Wales - sorry !)|
On Sams suggestion, I will write a short review for Field Bryology. I hope that some of the more distinguished people amongst us may want to review this or better still contribute (Barry maybe some of your great photos could adorn this article?).
Ill circulate in a few months once its in final draft form.